Nevada catcher Kaleb Foster signs deal with Pittsburgh Pirates

Kaleb Foster
Kaleb Foster has signed a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

Kaleb Foster, a Nevada Wolf Pack and Douglas High alum, signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, according to a Facebook post from his mother.

Foster, a left-handed-hitting catcher, was a first-team All-Mountain West selection as a junior in 2018 before injuries hampered his senior season.

Foster hit .231 with nine homers, 57 RBIs and 61 runs scored in 139 games played during his four-year Nevada career. Foster's best season came in 2018 when he hit .310 with six homers. As a senior, he hit .206 with three homers, two coming off Fresno State ace Ryan Jensen, who was the 27th pick of the MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs.

Foster is the fourth Nevada player to sign with a major-league team this offseason. Grant Ford (Pirates) and Ryan Anderson (Yankees) were drafted and signed contracts while Bradley Bonnenfant signed an undrafted deal with the Royals. Jaylon McLaughlin was drafted in the 37th round by the Cubs but has opted to return to school for his senior season.

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